Director of Bands

About Me

  • Hello Bastrop Band Family! My name is Alex Ortega and I am the Director of Bands at Bastrop Middle School. This is my first year in Bastrop and I am super excited! This is my 7th year teaching band, and I previously taught in Leander ISD and Austin ISD. I direct the Varsity and Sub Non-Varsity Bands at BMS, and assist my colleague Ms. Eliza Ramirez with the Non-Varsity Band. We both teach the beginner classes at Bastrop Intermediate School.


    Daily Schedule:

    7:30-8:15am - Morning sectionals

    8:30-10:55am - Teach 3 beginner classes at BIS

    11:46-12:14 - Sub Non-Varsity Band; 12:14-12:44 - Lunch; 12:48-1:12 - Sub Non-Varsity Band

    1:16-2:08 - JV Band

    2:12-3:04 - Varsity Band

    3:08-4pm - Conference Period

    4:15-5pm - Afternoon sectionals


    I am a true Austin native - I was born and raised in Austin, TX! I still love it and don't want to leave. My wife and I just bought a house near the Austin airport with our puppy, Ron, and 2 cats, Eve and Carl. I love to rock climb, follow and play basketball, stay healthy and fit, listen to an assortment of podcasts, and spend time with friends and family.

Directing my band in Leander ISD

Contact Me

  • Alex Ortega


    Conference TimeBy Appointment

    BMS phone:  512-772-7416

    Office Hours: By Appointment